NST’s Hadassah Migdal Chapter Update
Zoombies Resume the Book Discussion Group
BY: DEE-DEE GOIDEL
In October, 2020, Migdal was
thrilled to be able to provide a
venue for those in the North
Shore Towers community who
had many happy occasions to
celebrate and shared via a printed
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MAZEL TOV FROM
THE MIGDAL CHAPTER
• Dr. Bill Isaacson
announces that in 2020 he
retired after spending 70
years of actively teaching at
the college level in Cuba and
the USA. He said that over the years
he taught betweem approximately
5,000 to 6,000 students. Bill also is
a Navy veteran of World War II.
• Eileen and Irv Leshkowitz are
thrilled to announce the birth of their
Great Grandson, Jed Blitstein, son
of Shira and Jordan Blitstein. What
a great dividend of life to celebrate.
• E v a K e s s n e r s a y s ,
“Congratulations to my
Lauren Reiss for her
acceptance into the
Senior Thesis Program
at the University of
Pennsylvania. Her thesis
topic is, ‘Our Family’s
Holocaust Survival Story.’”
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BY DEE-DEE GOIDEL
OCTOBER BOOK DISCUSSION REVIEW
The Migdal Chapter Zoombies resumed
their Book Discussion Group on October 28.
Eva Kessner opened the Zoom with a warm
greeting. The co-leaders, Arlene Augenbaum
and Bern Rosenthal, had chosen “The Only
Woman in the Room” as the Group’s first
virtual selection. Approximately 25 Migdal
Chapter members joined the lively and stimulating
Hedy Lamar, the book’s central character,
might be described as a “throwback
Renaissance Woman.” She was cultured, an
actress, scientist, inventor and a musician. Her
beauty throughout her life at times proved to
be an asset, while at other times it might have
been considered a liability.
Kudos go to Judy Paris, Migdal’s Zoom
maven, who very skillfully supervised the
muting and unmuting and chat comments
during the discussion.
JANUARY BOOK DISCUSSION
SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
Since the initial Zoom was such a success, it
was decided to hold a second one to start the
New Year. Both Arlene and Bern have chosen
“The Lake on Fire” by Rosellen Brown.
The novel is historical fiction, taking place
during the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.
It is a coming of age story about an adventurous
sister and her brilliant younger brother.
They leave their failing Jewish farming homestead
in Wisconsin to seek their first fortunes
in booming Chicago.
Migdal Chapter Zoombies, mark your calendar
the date is Wednesday January 27 at 2pm.
Bring your coffee or tea and your technology
of choice to click on the Zoom invitation.
Remember your lipstick!
Hadassah Migdal Chapter of NST: December Simcha Shout Out
December 2020 ¢ NORTH SHORE TOWERS COURIER 19